SPECIAL REPORT: SPU Manila receives major award in 3rd FICL

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Contributed by Dr. Brian S. Bantugan

Date: March 5, 2017Posted by: Marionette Martinez

On 23-24 February 2017, the South Manila Educational Consortium (SMEC) and St. Paul University Manila held the 3rd International Forum on Innovative Collaborative Learning in Higher Education 2017 and the 2nd SMEC Research Congress in the 4th Floor Hall of the Henry Sy Building of De La Salle University Manila.

With no other than the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines, Hon. Leni Robredo as keynote speaker, the event featured plenary sessions led by Dr. Huy Nguyen from the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (Vietnam); Dr. RMW Rathnayake, Dean of Management Studies of the Sabaragamuwa University (Sri Lanka); and Mark Lester Lacsamana, HIV-AIDS advocate (Philippines) on the first day; and Dr. Jantima Kheokao, Professor, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (Thailand) and President of the Asian Network of Public Opinion Research; Ms. Annette Asuncion (licensed music therapist from the USA); and Mr. Kevisekuo Sechu (music educator from India) on the second day.

The event also recognized the accomplishments of undergraduate research in four higher education institutions that participated in the student research paper competition and poster exhibit (held in SPU Manila during the two days).

Two awards were given with respect to the student research paper competition, namely, Technical Excellence Award and Compassion Value Excellence Award.

Five were declared winners for technical excellence. They are as follows:

First Place: Disrupting Power Boundaries: Top Gear Philippines and the Culture of Online Vigilantism (Far Eastern University)

Second Place: Nagmahal, Nasaktan, Nagtravel: The Production of Tourist Spaces in Selected Romantic Comedy Films of Antoinette Jadaone (Far Eastern University)

Third Place: Ethical Consent Behavior of Filipino Parents towards Sexual Health Research for Minors (St. Paul University Manila College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences)

Fourth Place: Entitlement as a Predictor of Ambivalent Sexism among Filipino Undergraduate Students (St. Paul University Manila College of Arts and Sciences)

Fifth Place: Huli Ka! Tutusukin Ko ang Kwek Kwek Mo: A Semiotic Analysis on the Sexual Objectification of Women in the Music Videos of P.A.R.D. (Far Eastern University Manila)

Six were declared recipients of the Compassion Value Excellence Award, namely:

First Place: Disrupting Power Boundaries: Top Gear Philippines and the Culture of Online Vigilantism (Far Eastern University)

Second Place: Entitlement as a Predictor of Ambivalent Sexism among Filipino Undergraduate Students (St. Paul University Manila College of Arts and Sciences)

Third Place: Nagmahal, Nasaktan, Nagtravel: The Production of Tourist Spaces in Selected Romantic Comedy Films of Antoinette Jadaone (Far Eastern University)

Fourth Place: Ethical Consent Behavior of Filipino Parents towards Sexual Health Research for Minors (St. Paul University Manila College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences)

Fourth Place: Huli Ka! Tutusukin Ko ang Kwek Kwek Mo: A Semiotic Analysis on the Sexual Objectification of Women in the Music Videos of P.A.R.D. (Far Eastern University Manila)

Fifth Place: Rise above the Hate: A Step Towards Beating Cyber Bullying among Paulinians in St. Paul University Manila (St. Paul University Manila College of Arts and Sciences)

Consequently, Far Eastern University, St. Paul University Manila, Asian Institute of Maritime Studies, and Adamson University were declared first, second, and third placers, respectively, for Institutional Excellence for Student Research Training.

In the poster exhibit competition, SPU Manila's College of Business and Management took home all five major awards. They were ranked as follows:

1st: REFUEL-Turning Trash into Treasure
2nd: Go E-Bag-Life vest convertible into an emergency bag
3rd: Pedal-powered charger
4th: Viability of avocado as a healthy alternative to butter in baking moist chocolate cupcake
5th: Panaw: Discover Visayas

The judges of the blind-reviewed student paper competition were Dr. Oradol Kaewprasert of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (Thailand); Dr. Christopher Magno of Gannon University (USA); and Dr. Clive Alvyn Ocon of the Jose Rizal University (Philippines). Meanwhile, the jury for the poster presentation was composed of Ms. Emily Mones (visual artist), Ms. Judith Alderete (religious education teacher), and a representative of a student research organization in SPU Manila.